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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3990 on: October 07, 2013, 03:58:41 PM »
He's seen it before
It's usually when I start talking about cavitation in fuel pumps
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3991 on: October 07, 2013, 04:00:40 PM »
Or perhaps on a trip to the farm.  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3992 on: October 07, 2013, 04:41:21 PM »
I was at a car show perhaps 20 years ago with my sedan.  I'd labeled it on the windshield tag as a "28 Mercury Torpedo Sedan" which had been authenticated by the spread in the Wheels magazine from Sweden (I told them so).  An elderly gentleman (my age) came up and inquired . . .

A 28 Mercury Torpedo Salon, huh?

Yes, that's right.

I had one.

The Torpedo Salon model?

Well, mine was a Torpedo.

Probably not the Salon, they're very rare.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3993 on: October 07, 2013, 04:43:18 PM »
Looks like about 4205 feet MSL to me :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3994 on: October 07, 2013, 05:52:12 PM »
Well it sounds like you're on top of it all, doesnt'it?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3995 on: October 07, 2013, 06:13:50 PM »
I was at a car show perhaps 20 years ago with my sedan.  I'd labeled it on the windshield tag as a "28 Mercury Torpedo Sedan" which had been authenticated by the spread in the Wheels magazine from Sweden (I told them so).  An elderly gentleman (my age) came up and inquired . . .

A 28 Mercury Torpedo Salon, huh?

Yes, that's right.

I had one.

The Torpedo Salon model?

Well, mine was a Torpedo.

Probably not the Salon, they're very rare.

That was just burley for a dumb Fiat like me wasn't it Jim :roll:..... It's because you LOOK so friendly and welcoming..... I'm with reply #14  :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3996 on: October 07, 2013, 07:10:54 PM »


Now I know. I had a friend that ran 'shine with one of these.

This establishes that his was a '28 Torpedo, not a Salon.

But the Torpedo was still better than the earlier model called a Grenade.

Stan Back's car rides so smoothly. They were the top of the line.

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3997 on: October 07, 2013, 07:16:18 PM »
Oh no, now the big guys are getting involved .............Stan, I also noticed reply#46....."I believe it has a V6 for power"...........now they're just getting you confused with us...and, oh gawd, reply#57.......

"I met the owner of this car in a bar one night. Quite an interesting fellow. He has been invited to join us on the HAMB, and hopefully he will. He had just coasted his 1928 Mercury down out of the mountains when the engine quit at 4000 feet elevation and was able to coast 25 miles to the parking lot of the bar, which was his destination, anyway."    hahahahahahaha :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

You're like a cross between Batman, the Scarlet Pimpernell and some guy called Stan.... Tman was swept up in it too, most entertaining. :cheers:

Now returning to the job at hand, no Stan, the tank.

We need some tires for the front as we have crossed the two threshold and our frontrunners are deemed passe.
I posted on our club site yesterday and Greg Watters( maj here) offered up a pair of 25 inch landspeeds, one has been profiled a bit so the other will need to be matched to it but otherwise we are very happy to have come across them.I will have to drop the front axle half an inch because the tires we have are M/T 26's.

Our plans to get Andre who helped us at the lake to regear the 10bolt have been stumped so it looks like a crash course in differentials 101 for the Colonel and I, I found the kit we need online so that is the route we'll take.Just for the record we are going down from a 2.41:1 to the 2.28. On the weekend we had a little chat to Animal who'd made the trip up to look at the show, he assured us he can get the mile by mile breakdown of the speeds that we were looking for in order to confirm that the car pulled the 2.56 and the 2.41 to the redline at about the same point of the track giving us better confidance it will be able to haul the 2.28.

I bought some Argon last week, this weekend i'll get the sandblaster fired up and clean up the parts of the body that need welding and make a start there...yeah, and I'll tap the nose out....



ps: don't worry Colonel I'll make sure I do it in the shed, with the cowl off... :roll: :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3998 on: October 08, 2013, 05:05:18 PM »
I wasn't swept up. Just lusted after that car for ages!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3999 on: October 08, 2013, 06:39:10 PM »
Stan, when are you going to break out your 1938 chopped top Edsel  :?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4000 on: October 09, 2013, 01:07:23 AM »
Hey Doc & Co, I have a solution to your missing small block, and blower, not, unfortunately, your suspension,,,,



Did the know-alls specify how small ?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4001 on: October 09, 2013, 01:40:48 AM »
As always this is a great thread. You just know it's going to be good with lots of awesome info and that lighter side. Thanks all. :cheers:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4002 on: October 10, 2013, 06:51:52 PM »
Hey T'fer,there will be bike engines in our future,plenty of records out there in lakester,plenty of room for them in our tank....dunno how the gearbox in a 250 would like getting 1200+kg's going....

lets not forget if we ran a pressurized cooling system and a unitmotor/box we got some space in there for ALL sorts of things...............
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4003 on: October 10, 2013, 07:24:59 PM »
dunno how the gearbox in a 250 would like getting 1200+kg's going....

It pulls me ok   :oops:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4004 on: October 13, 2013, 03:59:43 AM »
Today was a cultural holiday at the Spirit of Sunshine Landspeed Lab, Possum Park and idiot Wonderland, the much celebrated annual  "Cleaning of the Guns", not not weapons, the spray guns........ My gravity feed gun had been used to spray some chrome look enamel, trust me that stuff goes a long way and with the help of some gun wash can really make a mess of your hands. My suction feed gun had some long cured alkyd resin gloss in it.Nice. These guns were last used about eight months ago....Yeah terrible I know, unprofessional, irresponsible, just really bad workshop practice all-round.Forgive me for i have slobbed.

All I can assume is that when I last used them I was short on thinners or gun-wash even shorter on time and probably had tortured hands from prepping and painting and the very thought of getting them wet with solvents wasn't what I wanted to do before a week in the desert. Every time I have looked at the gravity gun with some evil amber colored goo leaking out of it I thought to myself, "nup, not cleaning that right now"......this weekend I'd offered to paint some furniture for a friend, so I had to clean them.......

But before I painted the chairs they needed some cleaning up, "I'll get the little speedblaster out" I thought....so, that was yesterday, my shed has been turned upside down, everything else I planned to do this weekend fell by the wayside, could I find the blaster? Nope.

The shed is a mess,no progress on the car,the chairs didn't get painted......and, I didn't find the blaster. However I did work out that there is a crack in the wire drive mechanism on my Mig, the last bottle of gas I ordered, which was supposed to be pure argon so I can weld aluminium is in fact my usual order of SupaArgon 07 which I use for steel,great.

And now the dog's pissed under my desk.......I'm actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow......



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